Kingler Team


"Team 99"

Hello there. I built this team because I wanted to use one of my favorite Pokemon, Kingler, who doesn't get a lot of love even in NU.
The team's goal is to stack entry hazards and weaken the opponent with attacks until Agility Kingler can pull off a sweep. Actually
I found the five "supporting" members to work so well together that literally any lategame sweeper could be used in
Kingler's spot but for now I'm sticking with him.

So, enjoy, and please comment and suggest improvements.

Uxie @ Leftovers
Levitate | Calm
248 HP, 160 Def, 100 SDef
- Psyshock
- Stealth Rock
- Yawn
- U-turn

Uxie, sitting in spot #1, is my Stealth Rock user and generic defensive guy.
It's designed to take both special and physical attacks well, and the EVs
give it equal defenses. Yawn + U-Turn shys away things who think they
can set up on Uxie and has the potential to give me back some lost
momentum. Psyshock is STAB and hits the Hitmons and Cryogonal's
weaker defense.

Druddigon @ Rocky Helmet
Rough Skin | Impish
248 HP, 252 Def, 8 Atk
- Dragon Tail
- Earthquake
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

This team had some problems with status (burn in particular) and stat boosters,
so I added this RestTalking, Phazing Drudiggon. Since I have Rest,
Leftovers aren't all that necessary and I can run Rough Skin + Rocky
Helmet, which is fun against Cinccino, Entei, U-Turners, and so on.
Earthquake to round out attacking coverage.

Nidoqueen @ Life Orb
Sheer Force | Modest
252 SAtk, 252 Spd, 6 Def
- Earth Power
- Sludge Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Nidoqueen IMHO is way too powerful for RU and I hope she's voted out
soon. As long as she's around, however, it would be kinda silly not to use
this monster on a competitive team. Since good special walls are very hard
to come by in RU, her job is to simply punch holes into the opponent's
team to open the doors for my endgame sweeper. I run double STAB +
BoltBeam, and so far there wasn't a situation in which I missed
Flamethrower. It's nice to have that great Poison STAB when your
opponent still hast that Grass/Flying/Bug Type/Levitator on his team.

Kingler @ Life Orb
Shell Armor | Adamant
252 Atk, 252 Spd, 6 HP
- Crabhammer
- X-Scissor
- Brick Break
- Agility

I love Kingler, and this team was built around him. There are many
obstacles to overcome with this fella, like his piss poor HP and SpDef, low
base power attacks, and his slightly unreliable signature move. But the
more the opponent's team gets weakened by hazards and Nidoqueen, the
less they will enjoy seeing Kingler get that Agility Boost. Anyway, as for
this set: None of my moves are boosted by Sheer Force, and Intimidate is
only used on Qwilfish and Druddigon, both of whom Kingler won't ever
sweep anyway, so I opted for Shell Armor to be safe from crits which is
actually a REALLY nice thing to have. Kingler always comes out late game
when it's in the position to set up an Agility, since the rest of this team
works together so well that I never have to bring him out early. Brick Break
is used over Rock Slide so I have something against Kabutops, Ferroseed,
Clefable, Klinklang etc. X-Scissor OHKO's Sceptile and finishes off
Rotom-W/Liligant and Psychic Types.

Misdreavus @ Eviolite
Levitate | Calm
252 HP, 156 SDef, 100 Def
- Shadow Ball
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp
- Pain Split

Obviously Missy D's main job is to keep my valuable rocks and spikes from
being spun away. Again I chose mixed defensive EVs in order to sponge
hits from both sides (some SpDef helps with Nidoqueen and Moltres, for
instance). Taunt is always useful and helps me against stall/trick room
teams as well as slow walls such as Ferro or Munchlax. Will o' Wisp of
course hurts physical sweepers and Pain split gives me some much needed

Accelgor @ Focus Sash
Sticky Hold | Timid
140 Spd, 252 SAtk, 116 HP
- Bug Buzz
- Hidden Power (Rock)
- Spikes
- Giga Drain

The ninja bug is my offensive spiker. Uxie and Drudiggon appreciate some
spikes for their phazing business, while Kingler likes to have them around
for his endgame sweep. With Timid and 136 EVs, Accelgor outspeeds 252+
Aerodactyl, the rest is dumped into HP for more durability. Bug Buzz is
obligatory STAB while HP Rock gives me the best coverage against Fire and
Flying Types. Giga Drain to regain some health and OHKO Rock/Grounds
and Rock/Waters who think they can come in and rawk me.


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Hiya Boingo:

I really like Kingler and it's really nostalgic from Silver.

First, I find that your team is trying to find its identity play-wise, because some Pokemon slow you down too much, and some need some support to do so. The gameplan for you team is to sweep with Kingler and each Pokemon should assist in that.

Misdreavus is too slow and isn't as powerful as she should be, and doesn't really add anything unique other than spinblocking and some utility that can served by others. Also, it doesn't contribute to Kingler's sweep in any way, so that needs to be fixed. I suggest BlackGlasses Spiritomb to replace Misdreavus, and it adds some much need offensive presence, and can beat common rapid spinners like Kabutops and Cryogonal. Also, with BlackGlasses Spiritomb can cripple physical attackers with Will-O-Wisp, and add welcomed priority to the team.

Spiritomb @ BlackGlasses
Admant | Infiltrator
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
- Sucker Punch
- Shadow Sneak
- Pursuit
- Will-O-Wisp

Second, I find Druddigon to be of little use to your team, because most of the time it's sleeping and not utilizing that great base Attack; however, I think its spot could be better used by another offensive Water-type that can overload your opponent. I suggest Swords Dance Kabutops. Kabutops is deadly after a Swords Dance boost and can easily bludgeon physical walls early- to mid-game after Accelgor. Waterfall and Stone Edge are standard STABs, and Superpower KOes Ferroseed, which would otherwise wall Kingler. A boosted Stone Edge easily 2KOs Tangrowth and has the chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock and full Spikes. Adamant is chosen because Weak Armor boosts Kabutops's Speed and with the boost, the power is welcomed!

Kabutops @ Life Orb
Adamant | Weak Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Waterfall
- Stone Edge
- Superpower

Next, Uxie right now is a great supporter, but I think it can give you more support. Yawn + U-turn I like a lot, but dual screen support lets Kabutops, and most importantly, Kingler set up easier. Also, a different EV spread can be used to make sure your sweepers aren't harmed with Uxie U-turns.

Uxie @ Light Clay
Bold | Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Stealth Rock
- U-turn

Lastly, I highly suggest Kingler use Hyper Cutter because if you do face a Qwilfish it's better to at least dent it, rather than do nothing. Also, I suggest Return over Brick Break to hit Qwilfish neutrally. Or if you don't wanna change it, use Superpower because it's way stronger.

Hope I helped n.n

Good Luck~

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